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The Bill Simmons Podcast

theringer.com — HBO and The Ringer 's Bill Simmons discusses the world of sports and beyond with a rotating crew of celebrities, athletes, and media members, as well as mainstays like Cousin Sal, Joe House, and other friends and family members who suspiciously always happen to be available.

The Kevin Durant Narrative Is Unfair

theringer.com — Bill Simmons and Joe House break down why KD made his choice on the latest 'Bill Simmons Podcast' This transcript has been lightly edited for clarity. It's been a wild week in NBA free agency.

Kevin Durant Could Be Pat Riley’s Final Conquest

theringer.com — The Undeniables And now he wants Kevin Durant Kevin! Kevin!!! In the Internet Age, monoculture is unachievable. But there remain a few things that we can all agree on.​ The Ringer is looking at this rarefied group all week. These are our Undeniables . I heard a great Pat Riley story once.

The Sports Guy: Levels of Losing 2.0

espn.go.com — September's mortifying Mets collapse prompted me to finally update my "Levels of Losing" column from 2002, which was culled from years and years of unfortunate experiences as a sports fan. Please note that we're ignoring run-of-the-mill losses and concentrating on memorable defeats (buzzer-beaters, blowouts, choke jobs, etc.)

Podcast: Jimmy Butler Is Not Worried About Those Rumors

theringer.com — On the latest Bill Simmons Podcast, Jimmy Butler stopped by to discuss being a draft steal, his old coach Tom Thibodeau, and guarding LeBron James and Steph Curry. He visited amid trade rumors about him, but we'll let him tell you about that.

LeBron James’s Life Is Constructed to Keep Him on the Court

theringer.com — This transcript has been lightly condensed and edited. Malcolm Gladwell called in to the latest Bill Simmons Podcast. He and Bill covered a host of topics, including the Warriors' reinvention of the basketball wheel, the expanding pool of NBA stars, and Kevin Durant's next destination.

Kevin Durant’s Conundrum - The Ringer

theringer.com — Kevin Durant and the Thunder were 'thisclose' to history. But they missed. Now what? I kept thinking about Kevin Durant during Game 1 of the NBA Finals, if only because it feels like we already HAD the Finals. Earlier this week, Durant came as close as you could come to winning a playoff series without actually winning it.

Bill Simmons: The Levels of Losing

sports.espn.go.com — A few weeks ago, I was trapped at home on a Friday night. My wife and daughter were away. My son was asleep. The Celtics had just blown a winnable game in Atlanta. I was flipping channels and thinking about things like, "I wish we had gone for Jamal Crawford over Rasheed Wallace" and "I wish Rasheed Wallace didn't have bigger breasts than Rashida Jones."

A visit with Mideast refugees on Hungarian border

billingsgazette.com — More states in the United States are announcing their reluctance to accept refugees from Europe, and their thinking is understandable. Right after Labor Day when the refugees hit the town of Rosce on the Serbian-Hungarian border, I was with a friend from Bratislava driving across Hungary with supplies for them.

Obama and Bill Simmons: The GQ Interview

gq.com — The leader of the free world sits down with the free agent of the year-HBO's Bill Simmons-to discuss the Obama era and beyond. The exclusive White House Q&A There's the president of the United States, and then there's the person who happens to be the President of the United States.
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Jul 23, 2016

RT @scottharrison: Five years ago today, a remarkable 9-year-old girl named Rachel lost her life. Her death changed 100,000 lives.  https://medium.com/@charitywater/rachels-legacy-6ba639dbbd31#.h952fcb84 

Jul 21, 2016

Shit, I didn't realize he was going to fix everything! Why didn't he tell us sooner?

Jul 21, 2016

2. Two years ago the city of Charlotte approved a big arena fix spend partly for the All-Star Game they just lost.  http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/article9163046.html 


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